SAAC Meeting Minutes
By: TBD  
Release:  11/13/2008

Nov. 13, 2008

I. Dinner

II. President's Overview -- Rachel Regone

• Introduction and welcome

III. Review of Tigers in the Kitchen -- Rochelle Kokayko

• Went great, lots of people showed up
• Better promotion of the event and a better mix of athletes in the future

IV. Update on SAAC as a Campus Organization -- Lauren Klas

• Process of "re-organization" is taking place now
• We are not currently organized because of missing student government meetings

V. Update on Tiger Talk -- Ashley Clay

• Program going well
• Adding two schools this month

VI. Empower -- Kathy Cauthen

• Empower is an alcohol safety program with an office located by the '55 exchange in Hendrix
• 1200 people at empower tailgate a few weeks ago surveyed about alcohol safety plans
(Found that many students do have plans for alcohol safety; Also found many students are tailgating in "high-risk situations")
• Kathy needs to know how teams can implement alcohol safety measures in their seasons
• Kathy needs an analysis of how her time can best be spent with athletes
• Current projects: surveying community and students about alcohol (community needs assessment) (Top 3 findings/concerns of survey: Transportation, Inconsistency in law enforcement, Inconsistency in managerial core in apartment complexes)

VII. Student Athlete Opportunity Fund -- Lauren Klas

• What should the money be spent on? -- Alex Padgett
• How do student athletes get the money? -- Lisa Jedlicka
• Discussion of taking out computer funds to free up around $110,000
• Rules on how money can be spent (No competitive advantage gained; Accessible to all athletes; Accountable to ACC; Not used to pay for existing programs)
• Suggestions (Gas/car repairs, Laundry, Tiger stripe, Extra pell grant, Stipends, Traveling home)

VIII. SAAC representatives discussion items

• Student-athlete football tickets
• Someone getting in touch with Travis Furbee

IX. Committee service divisions and committee meetings -- Rachel Regone

X. Short meeting afterwards with Ginty and officers and committee chairs

Absent - Corey Brown, Sam Bryfczynski, Parker Rogers, David Newton

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